The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 15 6
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 105 74 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 24.82% 15.01% 21.39%
As % of the Vendors category 57.69% 32.60% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 92 63 69
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,600 £23,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Microsoft
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Vendors Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
182 227 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 43.03% 46.04% 42.79%
Number of salaries quoted 151 192 145
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +19.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,961 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of job ads across the Lancashire region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Lancashire

Microsoft
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston +23 33 £38,750 +19.73% 6
Chorley -4 19 £32,500 -2.98% 3
Blackpool +4 10 £45,750 +14.37%
Burnley -2 7 £32,500 +8.33%
Blackburn +9 6 £29,000 -17.14% 2
Skelmersdale - 6 £32,500 -
Clitheroe - 4 - -
Newton-le-Willows 0 2 £24,000 +26.31%
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 82 (48.81%) SQL Server
2 56 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 55 (32.74%) SQL
4 51 (30.36%) C#
5 50 (29.76%) Windows
6 46 (27.38%) .NET
7 43 (25.60%) MVC
8 42 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 41 (24.40%) CSS
10 38 (22.62%) ASP.NET
10 38 (22.62%) Finance
11 37 (22.02%) Active Directory
12 34 (20.24%) Web Development
13 33 (19.64%) Business Intelligence
13 33 (19.64%) ASP.NET MVC
14 30 (17.86%) Management Information System
15 29 (17.26%) WCF
15 29 (17.26%) SDLC
16 28 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
17 27 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
17 27 (16.07%) ASP.NET Web API
18 26 (15.48%) jQuery
18 26 (15.48%) MS Office
19 23 (13.69%) VB
20 22 (13.10%) Mentoring
21 21 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 21 (12.50%) .NET Framework
22 20 (11.90%) Degree
22 20 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 20 (11.90%) Web Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.36%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.36%) Skype for Business
3 5 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (2.38%) CMS
5 3 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.19%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.60%) IIS
Applications
1 56 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 26 (15.48%) MS Office
3 5 (2.98%) MS Project
4 3 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.98%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.79%) Line 500
4 1 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.76%) Office 365
2 6 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.19%) GitHub
4 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.55%) DNS
1 11 (6.55%) Firewall
1 11 (6.55%) WAN
2 9 (5.36%) DHCP
3 8 (4.76%) LAN
4 7 (4.17%) SAN
4 7 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.98%) VPN
6 4 (2.38%) Internet
6 4 (2.38%) NetScaler
7 3 (1.79%) Broadband
7 3 (1.79%) PBX
8 2 (1.19%) IMAP
8 2 (1.19%) MPLS
8 2 (1.19%) SMTP
8 2 (1.19%) VoIP
9 1 (0.60%) FTP
9 1 (0.60%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (48.81%) SQL Server
2 28 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (9.52%) Power BI
4 16 (9.52%) PowerPivot
5 15 (8.93%) Microsoft Power View
6 14 (8.33%) Pentaho
7 11 (6.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (5.95%) Relational Database
9 8 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (4.17%) QlikView
11 6 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (2.98%) MongoDB
12 5 (2.98%) NoSQL
12 5 (2.98%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (2.98%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (2.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (2.38%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 4 (2.38%) OLAP
14 3 (1.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (4.17%) MSTest
1 7 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.98%) MSI
2 5 (2.98%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.98%) Wise Package Studio
3 4 (2.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (1.79%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.79%) Moq
4 3 (1.79%) NUnit
4 3 (1.79%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (1.19%) PowerBuilder
6 1 (0.60%) Subversion
General
1 38 (22.62%) Finance
2 10 (5.95%) Manufacturing
3 7 (4.17%) Advertising
4 6 (3.57%) Marketing
5 5 (2.98%) Aerospace
5 5 (2.98%) Banking
5 5 (2.98%) Billing
5 5 (2.98%) Retail
6 3 (1.79%) Local Government
7 1 (0.60%) Legal
Job Titles
1 73 (43.45%) Developer
2 43 (25.60%) .NET Developer
3 38 (22.62%) Analyst
4 34 (20.24%) C# Developer
5 30 (17.86%) C# .NET Developer
6 26 (15.48%) Web Developer
7 25 (14.88%) .NET Web Developer
8 23 (13.69%) ASP.NET Developer
9 22 (13.10%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 22 (13.10%) C# Web Developer
10 15 (8.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 15 (8.93%) IT Analyst
11 14 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 12 (7.14%) Support Analyst
13 11 (6.55%) IT Support
13 11 (6.55%) SQL Developer
14 10 (5.95%) Analyst Developer
15 9 (5.36%) 2nd Line Support
15 9 (5.36%) IT Support Analyst
16 8 (4.76%) Head of Business Systems
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (27.38%) .NET
2 41 (24.40%) CSS
3 38 (22.62%) ASP.NET
4 33 (19.64%) ASP.NET MVC
5 29 (17.26%) WCF
6 27 (16.07%) ASP.NET Web API
7 26 (15.48%) jQuery
8 21 (12.50%) .NET Framework
8 21 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 20 (11.90%) Web Services
10 15 (8.93%) HTML
11 10 (5.95%) SOAP
12 8 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 5 (2.98%) AngularJS
13 5 (2.98%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 4 (2.38%) Entity Framework
14 4 (2.38%) KnockoutJS
14 4 (2.38%) REST
14 4 (2.38%) RESTful
14 4 (2.38%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 30 (17.86%) Management Information System
2 12 (7.14%) iPad
3 11 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.95%) Computer Science
5 9 (5.36%) Microsoft Licensing
6 7 (4.17%) Driving Licence
7 5 (2.98%) Blog
7 5 (2.98%) Data Structures
7 5 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.98%) Life Science
7 5 (2.98%) Smart Meter
8 4 (2.38%) Clustering
8 4 (2.38%) Data Integration
8 4 (2.38%) Fintech
8 4 (2.38%) Replication
8 4 (2.38%) Tandem
9 3 (1.79%) Data Extraction
9 3 (1.79%) e-Learning
9 3 (1.79%) EqualLogic
9 3 (1.79%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 50 (29.76%) Windows
2 16 (9.52%) Windows Server
3 14 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 13 (7.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.98%) Windows 2000
5 5 (2.98%) Windows NT
5 5 (2.98%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.79%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.19%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.19%) Unix
7 2 (1.19%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (25.60%) MVC
2 34 (20.24%) Web Development
3 33 (19.64%) Business Intelligence
4 29 (17.26%) SDLC
5 27 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (13.10%) Mentoring
7 18 (10.71%) Change Management
8 16 (9.52%) Portfolio Management
8 16 (9.52%) Release Management
8 16 (9.52%) Unit Testing
9 15 (8.93%) Project Management
9 15 (8.93%) Web Application Development
10 14 (8.33%) Analytics
10 14 (8.33%) Data Analytics
10 14 (8.33%) OO
10 14 (8.33%) OOP
10 14 (8.33%) Risk Management
11 13 (7.74%) Dashboard Development
12 12 (7.14%) Software Licensing
12 12 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (32.74%) SQL
2 51 (30.36%) C#
3 42 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 23 (13.69%) VB
5 19 (11.31%) VBA
6 12 (7.14%) T-SQL
7 11 (6.55%) VBScript
8 8 (4.76%) C
9 6 (3.57%) PHP
10 5 (2.98%) VB6
11 2 (1.19%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (1.19%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.60%) R
Qualifications
1 20 (11.90%) Degree
2 10 (5.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (3.57%) MCP
3 6 (3.57%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.98%) CCNA
4 5 (2.98%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (2.98%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.38%) MCSE
6 3 (1.79%) MCSA
7 1 (0.60%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.60%) CCNP
7 1 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.60%) HND
7 1 (0.60%) MCITP
7 1 (0.60%) MCTS
7 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.14%) QA
2 4 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (22.02%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.36%) XenApp
4 8 (4.76%) Hyper-V
5 7 (4.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 5 (2.98%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (2.98%) Terminal Services
7 4 (2.38%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (2.98%) AppDNA
1 5 (2.98%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (11.31%) VMware
2 15 (8.93%) Citrix
3 9 (5.36%) Cisco
4 6 (3.57%) Remedy
5 5 (2.98%) AppSense
5 5 (2.98%) BMC
6 3 (1.79%) BT
6 3 (1.79%) Dell
6 3 (1.79%) Lotus
6 3 (1.79%) Oracle
6 3 (1.79%) Sage
6 3 (1.79%) SonicWALL
7 2 (1.19%) Tableau
7 2 (1.19%) Twitter
8 1 (0.60%) Cognos
8 1 (0.60%) Meraki
8 1 (0.60%) Rackspace
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